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Study finds many drivers rely too heavily on car safety systems

Drivers give their vehicle's safety control systems a little more credit than they should. A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found many people that have vehicles equipped with advanced safety features do not fully understand the limits of these systems.

What is a personal injury claim and how does one begin?

A personal injury claim for damages is an important tool for victims who have been injured by a careless driver. A personal injury claim for damages provides an option for victims of negligent drivers to pursue compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a car or other traumatic accident.

Premises liability protections for victims of slip and falls

Injuries can occur every day in Connecticut because of slip and fall accidents in retail stores, grocery stores, shopping malls and other places as well. Premises liability law is the area of the law that protects victims who have been injured by unsafe property conditions related to flooring, stairs, parking lots, aisles, sidewalks in some circumstances and other property areas as well.

Damages recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit

The injuries that result from a car accident caused by someone else's negligence can turn an accident victim's life upside down. Depending on the severity of their injuries, they suddenly find that actions they could complete without a single thought now have become a two-person job, such as changing one's clothes or driving to work or college. These types of injuries have not only short-term affects, but also long term consequences.

What can I do about nursing home abuse?

Aging and elderly people, as well as some others, oftentimes live in assisted living or nursing home facilities to receive the care they need in a safe environment. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse can take place in those settings and it is essential for victims and families to understand their legal protections.

Nursing homes fined for errors by staff

We all want what is best for our parents and to try to give them the love and attention that could even begin to match the care they gave us when we were young. For some people, this may mean putting elderly loved ones in a nursing home, hoping and assuming that they will take better care of our parents than we are able to do at home. Unfortunately, nursing homes often fail to provide a reasonable standard of care an families suffer tremendously as a result.

How to prevent heatstroke deaths in children

To help prevent fatal heatstroke, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release reminding parents about the dangers of leaving children unattended in cars. According to NHTSA, in the U.S., one child suffers fatal injuries in a hot vehicle almost every 10 days on average.

Car accidents are serious events

When you use the road every day, you hope that all drivers are being as safe as possible. You should always be on the lookout for distracted or reckless drivers. Additionally, hazardous weather conditions make driving much more dangerous. Despite your own carefulness and the cautiousness of other drivers on the road, you could end up in the worst circumstances: a car accident.

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